Thursday, October 20, 2016

Live Action Remakes - What Should Be Next? (Laurie)'s last Top 3s post involved her favorite live action movie remakes. I'm super behind on movies, so I'm ashamed to admit I haven't seen any of the movies that made her list, but I did finally see the 2015 version of Cinderella a few weeks ago. I'll be honest, while it was sweet and the visuals were beautiful, I didn't feel it added much to the large array of Cinderella remakes already out there. My favorites are still Ever After and the Brandy version of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical :)

That being said, I can't wait for the Beauty & the Beast live action remake coming out in 2017! My favorite Disney movie starring Emma Watson and featuring what look to be some amazing special effects to create the Beast's Castle? Yes, please!

And since today is a Your Turn Thursday, that brings me to our question: which animated movie(s) would you like to see remade in live action? Any special requests for cast members?

Maybe if we get enough votes for a certain movie, we can start up a petition for Disney :)

Thanks for reading!

Beauty & the Beast:
Sleeping Beauty:
The Little Mermaid:
The Hunchback of Notre Dame:
The Princess and the Frog:
Snow White:


  1. Definitely Mulan! A great story with a strong female protagonist. . . : )

  2. Great choice, Erin! I adore that movie, and I feel like they could do some interesting things with it in live action. Thanks for commenting!

  3. My problem is I am not really a fan of remakes. They never turn out like the original... Which I suppose is the point, but I don't like it. Retellings, on the other hand are fine. (Ever After, Mirror Mirror, Once Upon A Time, any of Gail Carson Levine's books). That is making a major change in the story, which makes it a new and separate piece. When they do a remake that is supposed to be the same as the original, but different, it never comes out right. And of course, being a fan of the original fairy tales, I know all Disney princess movies are already retellings, so remaking a retelling doesn't feel very original. Of course, this is all just my personal tastes. :)

    Out of the movies you named, though, my favorites would be Mulan, Aladdin, Frozen, Tangled, in that order. I haven't seen Hercules or the Hunchback of Notre Dame or Pochahontas.

  4. I have to say Mulan immediately jumped out at me, too, as a great option for a remake. Also, The Princess and the Frog!


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